Exports from South Africa declined 4.8 percent from a month earlier to ZAR 116.90 billion in November 2019, as sales fell for mineral products (-4 percent), vehicles & transport equipment (-5 percent), vegetable products (-15 percent), machinery & electronics (-8 percent), and base metals (-5 percent). Exports in South Africa averaged 20181 ZAR Million from 1957 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 122842.67 ZAR Million in October of 2019 and a record low of 55.80 ZAR Million in August of 1958. source: South African Revenue Service

Exports in South Africa is expected to be 103600.00 ZAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in South Africa to stand at 108000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Exports is projected to trend around 105000.00 ZAR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
116902.03 122842.67 122842.67 55.80 1957 - 2019 ZAR Million Monthly


South Africa Exports
In 2017, South Africa exported mostly: mineral products (25.1 percent of total exports, including chrome, manganese, vanadium, vermiculite, ilmenite, palladium, rutile and zirconium, crude and coal), precious metals (16.7 percent, mainly gold, platinum, diamonds and jewellery), vehicles and aircraft vessels (11.9 percent), iron and steel products (11.9 percent), machinery (8.1 percent), chemicals (6.1 percent) and vegetables (5.4 percent). Main export partners are: China (9.7 percent of total exports), the United States (7.5 percent), Germany (7.1 percent), India (4.7 percent), Japan (4.7 percent) and Botswana (4.3 percent). Others include Namibia, the UK, Mozambique and Netherlands.

South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6097.33 2751.65 17088.51 -26858.70 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -190312.00 -208656.00 15627.00 -246452.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.50 -3.60 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
Imports 110804.69 120091.02 125721.33 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 116902.03 122842.67 122842.67 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
External Debt 177676.00 180568.00 183311.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1297483.00 1219616.00 1598893.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.31 125.31 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 109.30 106.80 109.50 42.20 points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.51 4.26 4.51 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 149.00 103.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17024.00 26301.00 52712.00 -13910.00 ZAR Billion [+]

South Africa Exports by Category Last Previous
Iron & Steel 5968153.28 6180819.96 ZAR THO Nov/19
Precious Metals 24130.47 24684.74 ZAR Million Nov/19
Mineral Products 24046.31 25859.33 ZAR Million Nov/19
Base Metals & Base Metal Articles 10866.12 11525.89 ZAR Million Nov/19
Chemical & Allied Industries Products 5537.57 6098.72 ZAR Million Nov/19
Prepared Foodstuffs Beverages & Tobacco 3341.34 3799.97 ZAR Million Nov/19
Vegetable Products 3032.42 3756.39 ZAR Million Nov/19
Plastic & Rubber Articles 1682.80 1892.73 ZAR Million Nov/19
Wood Pulp Paper & Paper Products 1603.45 1697.79 ZAR Million Nov/19
Textiles & Textile Products 1373.86 1306.70 ZAR Million Nov/19
Live Animals & Animal Products 1011.93 1138.69 ZAR Million Nov/19
Miscellaneous Manufactured Goods 401.20 434.54 ZAR Million Nov/19
Wood & Wood Products 254.78 385.95 ZAR Million Nov/19
Raw Hides Skins Leather & Furskins 242.58 233.51 ZAR Million Nov/19
Animal & Vegitable Fats & Oils 110.63 133.45 ZAR Million Nov/19
Works of Art & Antiques 76.02 415.92 ZAR Million Nov/19

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